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the white house and congress make a deal with the fiscal cliff agreement means for everyone's paycheck. 60 minutes now of 2013, good evening. >> the u.s. senate has reached a deal in the fiscal cliff negotiations. cnn is reporting. >> reporter: lawmakers postautomatic spending cuts. but they did strike a deal on taxes. >> three hours before the
midnight dead line senate minority leader mitch mcconnel and joe biden emerge with taxing and spending. >> this is a mini cliff, big cliff still lies in front of us. big cliff. >> reporter: president obama had scolded congress for waiting so long. >> one thing we can count on with respect to this congress is that if there's even one second left before you have to do what you're supposed to do, they will use that last second. >> reporter: the bush era tax cuts remain in place for individuals earning as much as $400,000 a year and families $450,000 a year. far above the $250,000 on which president obama campaigned. those making more will see higher income taxes, capital gains and dividends rates. san francisco tax attorney rob wood says you will notice on the paycheck one popular tax
cut will be history. >> say the average person earning $1,500 a year will earn $20 more in tax increases. >> reporter: it extends unemployment benefits for one year and keep the child tax credit for workers who don't earn enough to pay income taxes. and the alternative minimum tax got a tax for inflation. that shields an average of $300,000 each in higher taxings. get ready for a confusing tax season. >> it's very likely that people will not be able to file on time and not be able to get the refunds and that the computers will not be all set up to take in account the new laws that we think are being passed. >> reporter: house members are due back in the hospital at noon tomorrow and vote on the compromise bill that the senate just passed. sharon chen. >> reporter: breaking news out of sacramento tonight, five people have been shot at a new
year's eve celebration along the river front. at least two have died. about 40,000 people were gathered for a fireworks show. so far there's no word on what triggered the shooting and there have been no arrests. police cancelled the midnight fireworks show that was scheduled tonight. >> an exciting and unexpected end to 2012 at international airport after a man hopped a fence and took off across the tarmac. it happened just before 8:00 tonight the man actually made it across two runways. and was headed for the terminal before police caught up with him. police do say that he suffered from a mental illness. tens of thousands of the partiest are streaming in ready to ring in the new year. allysa harrington are in the embarcadero. >> it is a clear night, perfect for that fireworks show that
starts right at the strike of midnight. >> new year. >> wild wigs, wacky glasses, champane. it's new year's eve with thousands ringing in 2013 in san francisco on this clear and chilly night. >> it's pretty cold, it keeps my ears warm. >> when it's cold it was awesome. hey the giants got a world series again, i'm a huge giant's fan. >> clouds stake out the embarcadero every year for one main thing. the fireworks. jeff thomas from suza shows us last minute separation. they are in charge of new year's eve, the fourth of july and golden gate bridge anniversary show. behind the magic of about 5,000 fireworks in effect, a crew of 20 and lots of preparation. >> there's a month of design that we do actually working on the computer designing how we want, when we want the shells to go off. there is a sound track that
will be broadcast at the embarcadero. >> there are a few surprises that i won't talk about. but yes it's going to be, it's going to be filled with a few different effects and lots of excitement. >> that excitement in full effect back on land where the party is just getting started. >> reporter: people are starting to get excited out here, there's plenty of safe options to get home. b.a.r.t. has extended hours till 3:00 a.m. munni is free, caltrain is tree, in san francisco, allysa harrington. >> the bay area's most dangerous live shot. thanks allysa, the area should be hopping. >> it will be colding tomorrow. this is the scene looking out toward the embarcadero very busy. folks are out and about under clear skies in san francisco.
check out livermore at 40. we do have partly cloudy conditions in redwood city. temperatures at midnight 35 to 45 degrees with few clouds from town to town. overnight we'll dip down below freezing and tonight santa rosa. colder nights slated for tomorrow. we'll have those details coming up later on. liz. >> all right, roberta, thank you. chris nare says police have a two word message for partyers, no guns. >> you could hear enough fire that you thought you were in a fire zone. >> reporter: john sykes talking about the sound of celebratory fireworks every new year's eve. this year he has a plan. >> i will be going in four hours before the gunfire starts. >> reporter: the new year's eve gunfire is documented in celebrations year after year. >> happy new year, happy
holidays. >> this video from 2011 thoughs a shooter who claims to be in east oakland. firing round after round from what appears to be a shotgun. but oakland police chief howard jordan says this year will be different. >> we actually have a team of officers dedicated by supervisor, by one sergeant solely respond to gunfire faults in the city tonight. >> reporter: for the first time during new year's, officers are using enhanced shooter response. we are going to be out there, we are going to be watching you. we're taking it very seriously. >> people are going to do what they're going to do regardless. i just hope that people don't get hurt. i just home people are safe tonight. >> reporter: no matter how many officers are out chasing down gunfire tonight, the roof problem remains unsolved. >> there are too many guns out. and irresponsible people.
>> reporter: oakland police are also stepping up dui patrols and encouraging anyone who sees or hears celebratory gunfire to text tip oakland pd to 888- 7777. in oakland, steve penere. we're following breaking news from san francisco fisherman's wharf. a man was shot in the hand. police are looking for the suspected gunman in the area. we'll bring you more information as it it comes into our newsroom. but again, a person was shot in the hand at fisherman's wharf in mason street. we'll give you more information as it comes into our newsroom. a new york city couple is under arrest after police say they found bomb making material in an encyclopedia in their apartment. they also found a sawed off
shotgun. a replica of a grenade launcher and books on how to make bombs. the 27-year-old woman was pregnant when she was arrested and she gave birth in custody. if this needs to be even stranger she's the daughter of a prominent new york doctor and her boyfriend is a harvard graduate. doctors are monitoring secretary of state hillary clinton for a blood clot. it's behind her right ear in a vein between the brain and the skull. mrs.clinton's doctors say it did not cause a stroke or any kind of neurological damage and they are desolving it with blood thinners. the 65-year-old suffered a concussion after she fell at her home. >> we know that two to three weeks ago she fainted and hit her head. now at that time she could have ripped that vein. she could have had a bleeding or blood formation. on top of that she had a stomach virus. >> reporter: clinton's doctors
say she is in good spirit and making excellent progress. they'll monitor her in the hospital for a few days. when the calendar flips so will taxpayers. which bay area city will boast the highest sales tax come tomorrow. cars that scan your fingerprints. the new technology that could put a stop to drunk driving. >> what would you do if you found $800 lying on the street. the 911 call that surprised even the copings. -- that surprised even the cops. ,,,, sleep train thanks all those who helped make a difference last year
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the vote was an overwhelming 39- 8. the house vote is expected tomorrow. meanwhile back in the west coast here's a live look. up to a quarter a million people are expected for the fireworks show. many of them staked out their spots hours ago and they were hanging out despite temperatures plummeting. every year bringing changes some good, some bad and some less. less change in your pocket any way. mike sugarland says get ready to pay more for everything starting tomorrow. >> reporter: has the dubious distinction of having the highest sales tax in california. >> even if it's just one penny.
it's 5-cents it's going to add up. especially for young kids, i'm 21 and i spend money like it's nothing. >> reporter: now when she spends money like it's nothing she's going to spend a penny for every $4, that's a big deal. >> nobody likes it but i guess if it has to be it has to be. >> reporter: steve leon is a manager of a local tire store and he's not worried. prop 30 raised taxes and it hits starting tomorrow. el cerrito had the highest taxes before and they will remain the highest. other east bay cities are up in the 9% range. the big cities of san francisco and san jose among the lowest. >> so far the general consensus is a quarter percent is not really going to make a big difference. >> just to show how tricky things get, steve's tire store is right in the el cerrito richmond border. one step can be quite taxing. >> sales tax right here tomorrow, 9-1/2.
sales tax right here tomorrow, 9%. >> the tax from prop 30 will last the next four years. in el cerrito, mike sugarman. you've been warned, ride the bumper cars at your own risk and if you get hurt you can't be sued. the court says there's a quote assumption of risk on such rides. the chp will be out in full force tonight looking for anyone who shouldn't be on the roads. and here's a sobering thought, a dui can cost up to $7,000. cbs reporter mike straussman shows us how the new technology could put the breaks on drunk drivers. >> so we want to take this device and implement it in the car. >> reporter: bob swog is leading a team that is looking for a device that can prevent accidents every year. that he has two new sensors would test anyone behind the wheel.
>> the idea is to develop a sensor that can be implemented in the vehicle to prevent anybody that's above the legal limit, love the .08 legal limit from moving the vehicle and driving. >> reporter: the touch base sensor inverted in the stop, start button shines a infrared light and measures the alcohol content in the tissue. the second type of technology is a breath based sensor. it would measure molecules in a driver's breath. >> how far away is this technology from being ready. >> at this stage i'm thinking eight to 10 years is when you start seeing it inside vehicles. >> the $10 million funding is split between 16 car makers and the federal government. but it's opposed by the american beverage institute which represents 8,000 chain restaurants in the u.s. the group made the physical lowing statement. drunk driving fatalities are at historically low levels. we shouldn't try to solve if
problem by targeting all americans. mike straussman, five news. on the east coast it's already 2013. about a million people from all over the world got the time square treatment. as new york's huge crystal ball dropped since the new year. the revelers found it all quite cold but quite worth it. lots of smooching going on. >> it's colder in santa rosa than in new york city. it's true. so people were out and about tonight all bundled up in layers of jackets and scarves. in fact, we take it to san jose now where the average high this time of year is 60. today checking in at 53 degrees. look at the little one there is. notice the very dry pavement. let's confirm that with doppler radar. not a rain drop in sight. that wasn't the case earlier this evening where weed did have rain showers skirting to
the west. san francisco, this is the scene now at the embarcadero. currently in san francisco 49 degrees. but look at santa rosa. already into the mid-30s after a high today of 53. oakland partly cloudy low 40s. at midnight 35 to 40 degrees that will be the temperatures with a few clouds. other wise tonight below freezeing to the north. also in vacaville. slightly above freezing throughout the tri valley. to willow glen and coming around the peninsula. people are out pretty much where they need to be at this hour. we will see by tomorrow, a winter spare the air day. this time last year. north bay tomorrow night through wednesday morning. i think this is really interesting i wanted to share
with you. compare that with last year, no two winters the same, this storm obviously falling apart at the seems as it banks up against the bay area. leaving us tonight with the partly cloudy skies. we'll notice a gradual warming trend as we slide into the weekend. as we take a look at the seven day forecast not a rain drop in sight until january 9th. that's right. that is your pinpoint forecast. happy new year everyone. eyewitness news continues we'll be right back.
so what would you do if you found an envelope of cash lying on the street. >> exactly what the person in this story did. christine lozara the 911 call that surprised even the police. >> we parked right here. >> reporter: g era rdo and his friends went out for pizza. >> as he was exiting the passenger seat. he landed right on the envelope. >> reporter: inside a plain white envelope was a stash of cash. >> first thought was, let's take it. then we decided let's think this further. >> reporter: the college student decided to call police
and turn the money in. >> the cop was surprised. they said we really don't get calls like this. especially teenagers: i guess is what surprised him the most. >> reporter: while we were in the middle of the reporting on the story, a woman came out of the cell phone store and said she believed the money belonged to her manager. so we called j era rdo back and it turns out she was right. over the phone the manager of the store thanked g era rdo tells him he had dropped the money on the way to depositing it in the bank. he then offered the teen a $100 reward. >> thank you very much for bringing back the deposit. >> how does it feel to do a good deed like this. >> i don't really feel that different. i just feel i did what i would expect other people to do for me.
>> reporter: he maybe humble but his mother is beaming over her son's good deed. >> i feel so proud about him and his friend. >> she deserves to be proud. >> what a nice dose of good news. which is not precisely what a number of nfl coaches got today. >> i will take a last few words. any way, we'll go ahead and send this last sports cast 2012 out with a bang. the best of the best.
very quickly breaking news, we told you about an earlier shooting at fisherman's wharf. san francisco police at the scene of a second shooting tonight. we're hearing reports that a young boy may have been shot at pier 23. as soon as we learn more we'll let you know more. >> all right nfl last month lived up to its name. today seven head coachers, five general managers were fired. after going 4-12, the raiders coach is safe. but greg knapp and three other assistants were fired knapp was in his third series. sanford football final reps here outside of los angeles, what tomorrow's rose bowl against wisconsin it'll be the cardinals first rose bowl appearance since 2000. 6-1/2 point favorites, stanford has not won the game since
1972. harvard and moraga facing st. mary's after bumping off cal. crimson up by 18. but the gails rally big, check mitchell young the stick back to break st. mary's to win one. five seconds left and it's michael young again that gets fouled with five seconds left and he nails both free throws, to win the game. 70-69 after a furious 14-2 run. we have a special top five tonight. the top five bay area sports moments for 2012. number five june 13, matt cain's perfect game. the first giant's victory to turn a game. a pack 12 championship to reach the rose bowl for the first time in 13 years. number three, the a's finish the sweep of the -- sweep of
texas to finish the sweep of the a's. niners beat the saints in the play offs alex smith yes it's the vernon davis post with nine second left at a number one of course. october28, no surprise the giants sweep the tigers to win the world series, the second fall classic in three years. we will be right back.
i want to quickly update you on two unconfirmed reports. one at fisherman's wharf. two unconfirmed results. as soon as we find out more, they are unconfirmed reports we will let you know. and we don't want to end the note on this new year, let's not. >> say goodbye to 2012. a good reminder to be careful out there.
take public transportation. have a wonderful new year. >> yeah, happy new year. >> happy new year.
>> my 5-year-old came to me and she said, mommy, miss cleo keeps popping me >> what does popping me? >> she kept slapping her on the legs. >> okay. >> this is the plaintiff. she says she's a child care provider who took care of the defendant's kids, fed them out of her own pocket and even took them on trips on her dime. the defendant owes her money for 11 days of care and plans to get her money here today so she's suing the dead beat mom for the $473 she's owed. this is the defendant. she says a red flag was discovered on the plaintiff's background check. after the results came in, she pulled her kids out because one child told her she had not eaten any food and the other child told her the plnt